Dr. Jack Ross Hays, 89, a native of Tulia, Texas, and a resident of Montrose, died Tuesday, April 3, 2007.

He was a physician in Mobile for 54 years. For over 30 years he used his vacation time for voluntary medical missions in India, Africa, and Latin America working with Medical Ministry International.

He was a 1939 graduate of Texas A&M, and a 1943 graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He was a US Navy veteran, serving on the staff of Admiral Hewitt in London as World War II came to a close.

He was a member of the Fairhope Yacht Club, serving as Commodore and a member of the Board of Governors. He was also a member of the Mobile Bay Cruising Association. He was an avid sailor participating in sailboat races on Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico for over 50 years. He donated his sailboat, the Psyche to the University of South Alabama.

Survivors include his wife Courtney; daughter, Lisette Markham; son, J. Ross Hays, Jr.; granddaughters Carter Webb, Courtney Markham, and Courtney Hays.

Funeral services and visitation were held Thursday, April 5 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Interment followed at Montrose Cemetery.

The family requests memorial donations be made to St. Paul’s Building Fund, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 28788 N. Main St., Daphne, AL 36526.

Arrangements were made by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., Fairhope.